Nov 25, 2013

Jean Banchet, Chicago's first celebrity chef, dies of cancer

Jean Banchet, Chicago's first celebrity chef, dies of cancer



Jean Banchet was Chicago's first celebrity chef, a prodigiously talented cook and gregarious personality who almost single-handedly raised Chicago's dining reputation from a steak-and-potatoes town to a serious restaurant city. Banchet, 72, died of cancer.

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